Usain Bolt loses gold as Olympic chiefs strip Jamaica of 2008 relay win

Usain Bolt no longer has nine Olympic gold medals after the IOC confirmed that relay team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine.

The decision from the IOC relates to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing where Bolt won gold with the Jamaican relay team in the 4x100m.

The disciplinary committee – which comprised of Mr Denis Oswald (Chairman), Mrs Gunilla Lindberg and Dr Ugur Erdener – has ruled that as Carter tested positive the entire team will be disqualified and therefore will lose their gold medals.

This takes Bolt down to eight gold medals and he loses his record of having won triple gold at the past three Olympics, the ‘triple-triple.’

Carter was part of the 2008 squad, running the opening leg. His was one of 454 doping samples retrospectively tested by the IOC last year under new methods that involves frozen blood and urine samples – and his was found to contact methylhexaneamine.

His lawyer confirmed on Wednesday night that he would take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Carter was also part of the team in 2012, but there has been no mention of this race in the IOC’s statement.

He did not take part in Rio, the Olympics that kick started this investigation.

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